James Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

Labour hold Stoke as Ukip and Nuttall fail to breakthrough

24 February 2017 2:21

James Forsyth discusses the by-election results with Fraser Nelson and Isabel Hardman: Labour has avoided total electoral disaster and held…

Polls close in Copeland and Stoke

23 February 2017 23:05

Polls have closed in the Copeland and Stoke by-elections. It is too early to say with any certainty what the…

Corbyn fumbled his NHS attack at today’s PMQs

22 February 2017 13:47

When Ed Miliband was asking the questions at PMQs, we didn’t think we were living through a vintage age of…

Labour has no alternative

18 February 2017 10:35

In normal times, by-elections are bad for governing parties and good for oppositions. But it is an indicator of how…

For the sake of Britain’s constitution, will everyone please shut up?

18 February 2017 10:00

One of the striking features of Britain’s unwritten constitution is how it relies on various people keeping their opinions to…

Number 10 distancing itself from Law Commission’s secrecy proposals

13 February 2017 18:33

There has been an understandable, and justified, outcry about the Law Commission’s proposed changes to secrecy legislation. The current proposals…

Why the Lords won’t block Brexit

11 February 2017 10:35

The government has no majority in the House of Lords and a majority of peers were pro-Remain. But despite this,…

Motion of no confidence in Bercow tabled

9 February 2017 18:24

The Tory backbencher James Duddridge has formally tabled a motion of no confidence in the Speaker John Bercow. Duddridge’s attempt…

The House of Commons votes for Brexit

8 February 2017 20:33

The drink will be flowing in the government whips’ office tonight. For the Brexit Bill has passed through the Commons…

Clive Lewis resigns from Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow Cabinet, will he now run for Labour leader?

8 February 2017 20:04

Clive Lewis, the shadow Business Secretary has resigned from the shadow Cabinet. He has said that he couldn’t vote for…

Jeremy Corbyn ambushes Theresa May at PMQs

8 February 2017 13:20

Jeremy Corbyn ‘won’ PMQs today thanks to an old-fashioned ambush. The Labour leader had copies of texts that the leader…

John Bercow’s grandstanding over Donald Trump isn’t befitting of his office

6 February 2017 17:40

John Bercow has just declared that he will oppose an invitation for Donald Trump to speak in either Westminster Hall…

Sort the housing crisis, or a Corbyn will win a general election

4 February 2017 10:35

Jeremy Corbyn isn’t going to become Prime Minister. But if the housing crisis isn’t solved, the next left wing populist…

If Corbyn couldn’t Trump Theresa at today’s PMQs, when can he?

1 February 2017 13:52

Today should have been a good PMQs for Jeremy Corbyn. He had the chance to denounce Donald Trump and embarrass…

Boris’s very diplomatic response to Trump’s visa ban

30 January 2017 19:02

Boris Johnson came to the House of Commons to answer questions on the Trump visa ban with the opposition benches…

A US / UK free trade deal is the big prize for Theresa May

28 January 2017 10:40

Theresa May’s team will be basking this morning in the write-ups of her successful visit to Washington. As I say…

Theresa May has learnt the art of dealing with Donald

27 January 2017 19:19

The Trump / May press conference went as well as the Prime Minister’s team could have hoped. The new president…

Tulip Siddiq’s resignation is a reminder that Labour is in no man’s land on Brexit

26 January 2017 18:06

Tulip Siddiq, the Labour MP for Hampstead, has resigned from the Labour front bench over Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to impose…

PMQs: Corbyn gives one of his worst performances yet

25 January 2017 14:27

It is one of the oldest tricks in the book: make news just before the leader of the opposition gets…

Why the Germans are so worried about the Trump administration

23 January 2017 18:31

One of the advantages for Theresa May in being the first foreign leader to visit the Trump White House is…

What does President Trump do to Brexit?

21 January 2017 10:32

With Theresa May expected to head to Washington next week to see President Trump, I have a look at what the…

Trump’s trade war could cause global economic carnage

20 January 2017 18:31

The most striking thing about Donald Trump’s inaugural address was how little it tried to reach out to those who…

May’s aim: take back control of the Brexit negotiation

17 January 2017 15:07

Listen to Isabel Hardman, Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth reviewing Theresa May’s speech: Theresa May’s speech today was striking for…

Theresa May can now drive a hard Brexit bargain – and she knows it

16 January 2017 18:07

The backdrop to Theresa May’s Brexit speech is almost as interesting as the speech itself promises to be. First, there’s…

Why Theresa May isn’t the new Iron Lady

15 January 2017 8:00

Curbs on executive pay, restrictions on foreign takeovers and workers on boards. Not Jeremy Corbyn’s plan for Britain, but ideas…